The CAC Academic building was designed to replicate the look of the adjacent mountain range. The finish on the panels needed to have a split-face look of the side of the mountain. Working with the Architect, sample panels were developed to achieve the desired look using an integral colored concrete mix and a rod finish to the outside face of the panels. Because of the rod finish on the outside, all panels had to be cast outside face-up and the reveals hung in place instead of the traditional method of gluing or fastening the reveals to the floor.
The floors of the building were integral colored with a special aggregate and a ground polish finish. Due to the fact that the owner wanted minimal impact to the existing native site and that the site had some protected wash areas that could not be disturbed, all the panels were cast on casting beds and walked into place from up to 200 feet away.
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